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Bathing suit styles, sea level rise, high tides... a lot has changed on the #JerseyShore.Navigate changing tides like a ...
07/19/2021

Bathing suit styles, sea level rise, high tides... a lot has changed on the #JerseyShore.

Navigate changing tides like a local with https://mycoast.org/nj/tides

#TideSmart #KnowYourTidesNJ #onlyinnewjersey #downtheshore

Bathing suit styles, sea level rise, high tides... a lot has changed on the #JerseyShore.

Navigate changing tides like a local with https://mycoast.org/nj/tides

#TideSmart #KnowYourTidesNJ #onlyinnewjersey #downtheshore

As NJ continues to feel the effects of climate change, intense storms like this one will become more common. Over the pa...
07/16/2021
Flood risk for NJ on Tuesday after '100-year flood' inundates Burlington County

As NJ continues to feel the effects of climate change, intense storms like this one will become more common. Over the past 50 years, storms in NJ that resulted in extreme rain increased by 71%, a rate faster than anywhere else in the United States.
To learn about what we’re doing to make NJ resilient, go to: https://www.nj.gov/dep/climatechange/

http://nj1015.com/flood-risk-burlington-county-flooding/?trackback=twitter_mobile

A wet storm resulted in several water rescues in New Jersey on Monday.

Sunny day flooding has nothing to do with rain, and everything to do with local high tide #KnowYourTidesNJ #tidesmart
07/16/2021

Sunny day flooding has nothing to do with rain, and everything to do with local high tide #KnowYourTidesNJ #tidesmart

Sunny day flooding has nothing to do with rain, and everything to do with local high tide #KnowYourTidesNJ #tidesmart

07/15/2021

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has mapped NJ’s overburdened communities down to the census block group. Maps identifying NJ’s minority, low income, and limited English communities will be used for enhanced community outreach as part of NJ’s new Environmental Justice Law. bit.ly/369xLay

07/15/2021

Has your business, school, institution or community made a significant impact through recycling? Nominate them for the NJDEP's 40th annual Recycling Awards Program.

The deadline for submitting is Friday July 30, 2021. Apply today at www.nj.gov/dep/dshw/recycling/2021RecyclingAwards.pdf.

Timeline Photos
07/15/2021

Timeline Photos

An #OzoneActionDay has been declared for Thursday, July 15th, 2021!

Ozone is forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups category for locations along the I-95 corridor and portions of central New Jersey. Sensitive individuals, including the very young, the elderly, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should avoid strenuous activities during the afternoon and early evening hours.

☀️💨 Sunny skies will return accompanied by southwesterly winds and temperatures rising into the low 90s 🥵 A full day of sunshine and winds from the southwest will allow ozone to rise into the USG category.

07/14/2021

Partnerships make NJDOH and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection data available to NJ’s residents and communities. bit.ly/2XBRvgj #WeTrackThat

✔️surfing✔️yoga✔️finding creative ways to engage the community and share information about coastal hazards in New Jersey...
07/14/2021

✔️surfing
✔️yoga
✔️finding creative ways to engage the community and share information about coastal hazards in New Jersey communities

nj.gov/state/press-2021-0622.shtml

The Art of Motion Dance Theatre is seeking surfers to be a part of an immersive performance entitled “The Poseidon Project - An Aquatic Myth” happening this summer! Performed as a suite with live music and dance, the narrative will include seven choreographed sections, each connecting to aquatic myth, legend, and nature. If you are interested in participating, join rehearsal on Thursday, July 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at 8th Avenue Beach in Asbury Park. To kick off “The Poseidon Project,” the evening will also include a free yoga and aquatic meditation class. All ages and abilities are welcome. Be sure to bring your surfboard!

This art project is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the New Jersey Coastal Management Program, Department of Environmental Protection - in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Monmouth Arts.

NOAA Digital Coast
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Planning on a sunset paddle or digging for clams?Make sure the tide is on your side #KnowYourTidesNJ
07/14/2021

Planning on a sunset paddle or digging for clams?

Make sure the tide is on your side #KnowYourTidesNJ

Planning on a sunset paddle or digging for clams?

Make sure the tide is on your side #KnowYourTidesNJ

#SharkWeek ooh ha ha
07/14/2021

#SharkWeek ooh ha ha

Did you know that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service started monitoring the movements of sharks in New Jersey as early as 1962? This highly successful tagging program started in Sandy Hook and was handed off to the National Marine Fisheries Service in 1970 who continues to oversee the program in New Jersey and throughout the world. More than 295,000 sharks have been tagged, representing 52 species. More than 17,500 sharks have been recaptured, giving us data from 33 species.

8 shark species you might find off New Jersey’s coast: https://nj1015.com/8-shark-species-you-might-find-off-new-jerseys-coast/

Learn more about shark research right here in New Jersey!

NOAA COASTSPAN Survey: www.sailworldcruising.com/n/Estuarine-Waters-Home-to-shark-nursery-habitat-along-East-Coast/-157806

Monmouth University Recreational Mortality Study: www.monmouth.edu/magazine/tag-team/

Photo credit: Keith Dunton, Monmouth University

#SharkWeek

Flooded roads are the last thing you want to see on a commute or a road trip. If only you had checked the tides... Go to...
07/13/2021

Flooded roads are the last thing you want to see on a commute or a road trip. If only you had checked the tides...

Go to https://mycoast.org/nj/tides#besmart and get #TideSmart

#KnowYourTidesNJ #CoastalJerseyAdventure #getaway #vacation

Flooded roads are the last thing you want to see on a commute or a road trip. If only you had checked the tides...

Go to https://mycoast.org/nj/tides#besmart and get #TideSmart

#KnowYourTidesNJ #CoastalJerseyAdventure #getaway #vacation

07/12/2021

Early summer morning at the Round Valley Camper Launch

#roundvalley #njparks #morningcalm

📢 Calling all anglers 📢🎣 Have you tried the new saltwater fishing reporting tool yet? Now more compatible for mobile dev...
07/12/2021

📢 Calling all anglers 📢

🎣 Have you tried the new saltwater fishing reporting tool yet? Now more compatible for mobile devices, the tool will enable the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife to better conserve and monitor the state’s saltwater fish population.

🎣 Check it out here https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/b6d40799fee44825ab34e4471d9dded4

📢 Calling all anglers 📢

🎣 Have you tried the new saltwater fishing reporting tool yet? Now more compatible for mobile devices, the tool will enable the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife to better conserve and monitor the state’s saltwater fish population.

🎣 Check it out here https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/b6d40799fee44825ab34e4471d9dded4

New Jersey is the Blueberry Capital of the World, but rising temperatures may make it hard to grow this and other import...
07/09/2021

New Jersey is the Blueberry Capital of the World, but rising temperatures may make it hard to grow this and other important New Jersey crops.

To find out more, view the report at: www.nj.gov/dep/climatechange/

#NJClimateChangeReport #ResilientNJ #NationalBlueberryDay

New Jersey is the Blueberry Capital of the World, but rising temperatures may make it hard to grow this and other important New Jersey crops.

To find out more, view the report at: www.nj.gov/dep/climatechange/

#NJClimateChangeReport #ResilientNJ #NationalBlueberryDay

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07/09/2021

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Three and a half years ago, we put forward one of the nation’s most aggressive plans to move us toward a future based on clean and renewable energy technologies.

Watch live today at 12:30 PM as I sign legislation that will advance our clean energy goals.

07/09/2021

We’re closely monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa as it heads toward New Jersey.

🌊Beware of rip currents if you’re on the beach
🔌Charge your devices
🔦Know how to report outages: ready.nj.gov/plan-prepare/public-utilities.shtml
📺Stay tuned to your local weather
🤳Stay updated: New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

#KingTides help us understand & plan for future sea level rise. 🌊 mycoast.org/nj/tides#TideSmart #KnowYourTidesNJ
07/08/2021

#KingTides help us understand & plan for future sea level rise.

🌊 mycoast.org/nj/tides

#TideSmart #KnowYourTidesNJ

#KingTides help us understand & plan for future sea level rise.

🌊 mycoast.org/nj/tides

#TideSmart #KnowYourTidesNJ

07/08/2021

Enhancing NJ’s Marine Habitat One Shell at a Time 🐚

DEP’s shell recycling program made possible through partnerships with Jetty, Rutgers Cooperative Extension & Stockton University is helping the Eastern oyster population by taking discarded shells from Atlantic City restaurants, and placing them back into the marine environment.

Early in their life cycle, Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) larvae require a hard substrate to attach and grow to build their reefs. Not having that hard substrate for larvae to settle on can stifle the sustainability of an oyster population.

As this happens, reefs eventual contract and disappear. Resource managers can influence oyster populations by adding clean shell at the appropriate time in unison with their spawning season. Unfortunately, shells are also becoming a scarce commodity.

Traditionally, when oysters and clams are served at a restaurant, the discarded shell is placed in the trash and heads directly to a landfill. This program intercedes and involves restaurants saving the discarded shells from their seafood dishes and making it available for oyster enhancement efforts. The benefits are multifaceted and include:

🐚 Savings for restaurants on waste disposal costs; shell is kept out of area landfills.
🐚 Shell is used to restore oyster reefs - directly benefits the ecological health of our coastal waters by rebuilding a critical keystone habitat.
🐚 Oyster reefs have a blue carbon benefit - they help offset ocean acidification by uptaking carbon from the water and fixating it in their growing shell as calcium carbonate.
🐚 Oysters are also efficient filter feeders – they remove nitrogen from waters by absorbing it into their shells as they grow.

Since the program’s inception – and despite reduced production due to COVID – it has already collected more than 65 tons of shell that otherwise would have gone to a landfill.

Participating restaurants include Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, Docks Oyster House, and the Knife & Fork Inn.

Learn how to protect yourself from rip currents by following the tips below:
07/07/2021

Learn how to protect yourself from rip currents by following the tips below:

The State Park Service would like to remind you that all swimmers, regardless of your swimming ability can get caught in a rip current.

When visiting costal state parks, you can protect yourself from rip currents by:
🏊 Always swimming in a lifeguarded area.
🏊 Lifeguards are on duty daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Island Beach State Park.
🏊 If caught in a rip current don’t panic. Instead of swimming directly into shore, swim parallel to shore until you are out of the rip current or;
🏊Tread water until a lifeguard comes to your aid.

How to spot a rip current:
🌊 An area with fewer breaking waves.
🌊 Water that is darker in color than adjacent areas.
🌊 A seaward flow of foam, seaweed or debris.
🌊 A channel of smooth rippling water that is moving seaward.

It is important to remember that rip currents are always present even when the water is calm. Many believe that rip currents will pull a swimmer underwater, but in reality, rip currents pull swimmers out to sea, rather than under the surface.

#NJStateParks

There’s an app for that now. Check out mycoast.org/nj    #StaySmart #TideSmart #KnowYourTidesNJ
07/07/2021

There’s an app for that now. Check out mycoast.org/nj

#StaySmart #TideSmart #KnowYourTidesNJ

There’s an app for that now. Check out mycoast.org/nj

#StaySmart #TideSmart #KnowYourTidesNJ

An Ozone Action Day has been declared for Wednesday, July 7th, 2021!Ozone is forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensiti...
07/07/2021

An Ozone Action Day has been declared for Wednesday, July 7th, 2021!

Ozone is forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups category for locations along the I-95 corridor and portions of central New Jersey.

Sensitive individuals, including the very young, the elderly, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should avoid strenuous activities during the afternoon and early evening hours.

An Ozone Action Day has been declared for Wednesday, July 7th, 2021!

Ozone is forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups category for locations along the I-95 corridor and portions of central New Jersey.

Sensitive individuals, including the very young, the elderly, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should avoid strenuous activities during the afternoon and early evening hours.

Today, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities announced the reopening of N.J.'s electric vehicle rebate program, Charg...
07/06/2021

Today, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities announced the reopening of N.J.'s electric vehicle rebate program, Charge Up New Jersey.

Two important changes:

⚡ It is now a point-of-sale program. The dealer (not the car buyer) will submit the application at the car dealership or showroom, and the rebate will instantly be applied to the cost of the new vehicle.

⚡ The rebate is still $25 per mile of all-electric range with a $5,000 cap. However, there is now a two-tiered cap, depending on the cost of the car:

🚗$5,000 cap for vehicles with a MSRP under $45,000
🚗$2,000 cap for vehicles with a MSRP between $45,000 and $55,000

The #ChargeUpNJ incentive is back! Starting today, NJ residents can get up to $5,000 toward a new EV with a point-of-sale incentive. The rebate will help more drivers #DriveElectric ⚡ as we work toward Governor Phil Murphy's goal of 330,000 EVs by 2025.
🔎 chargeup.njcleanenergy.com

Did you really spend winter dreaming of tidal floods spoiling your summer fun?  Stay in the know: https://mycoast.org/nj...
07/06/2021

Did you really spend winter dreaming of tidal floods spoiling your summer fun?

Stay in the know: https://mycoast.org/nj/tides

#KnowYourTidesNJ #TideSmart

Did you really spend winter dreaming of tidal floods spoiling your summer fun?

Stay in the know: https://mycoast.org/nj/tides

#KnowYourTidesNJ #TideSmart

An Ozone Action Day has been declared for Tuesday, July 6th, 2021! Ozone is forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensitiv...
07/06/2021

An Ozone Action Day has been declared for Tuesday, July 6th, 2021!

Ozone is forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups category for locations along the I-95 corridor and portions of central New Jersey.

Sensitive individuals including the very young, the elderly, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should avoid strenuous activities during the afternoon and early evening hours.

An Ozone Action Day has been declared for Tuesday, July 6th, 2021!

Ozone is forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups category for locations along the I-95 corridor and portions of central New Jersey.

Sensitive individuals including the very young, the elderly, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should avoid strenuous activities during the afternoon and early evening hours.

Art meets science at the Bayshore Center at Bivalve.Learn how NJ residents can be resilient to #SeaLevelRise while makin...
07/02/2021

Art meets science at the Bayshore Center at Bivalve.

Learn how NJ residents can be resilient to #SeaLevelRise while making clay tiles for a unique art installation.

Art meets science at the Bayshore Center at Bivalve.

Learn how NJ residents can be resilient to #SeaLevelRise while making clay tiles for a unique art installation.

07/02/2021

51 New Jersey state parks= 51 places to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with your loved ones this #FourthOfJuly weekend.

📍Washington Crossing State Park

#IndependenceDay #NJStateParks

07/02/2021

This #IndependenceDay, DEP is celebrating the contributions African Americans made during the Revolutionary War.

Join Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Justice & Equity Olivia Glenn on a virtual tour of the Oh Freedom! exhibit located at Monmouth Battlefield State Park.

#NJStateParks New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites

#KingTide winning pics show how sea level rise will affect NJ & why it's important to #KnowYourTidesNJ. 🌊
07/02/2021

#KingTide winning pics show how sea level rise will affect NJ & why it's important to #KnowYourTidesNJ. 🌊

#KingTide winning pics show how sea level rise will affect NJ & why it's important to #KnowYourTidesNJ. 🌊

07/02/2021

Celebrate Independence Day Weekend at a New Jersey state park, forest, historic site or recreation area!

Whether you listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence, have a picnic with friends and family, or visit one of our popular lifeguarded swim areas, a New Jersey state park has everything you need for an enjoyable long weekend.

Full list of events and activities: https://www.njparksandforests.org/july4/

#NJStateParks

Jersey is #1 for pizza, bagels & now... New Jersey’s Scientific Report on Climate Change has won the 2021 Notable Docume...
07/01/2021

Jersey is #1 for pizza, bagels & now...

New Jersey’s Scientific Report on Climate Change has won the 2021 Notable Document award, presented by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

www.nj.gov/dep/climatechange/docs/nj-scientific-report-2020.pdf

#ItsAJerseyThing #JerseyStrongOnClimate

Jersey is #1 for pizza, bagels & now...

New Jersey’s Scientific Report on Climate Change has won the 2021 Notable Document award, presented by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

www.nj.gov/dep/climatechange/docs/nj-scientific-report-2020.pdf

#ItsAJerseyThing #JerseyStrongOnClimate

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About the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

On America's first official "Earth Day" — April 22, 1970, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection was born. New Jersey became the third state in the country to consolidate its past programs into a unified major agency to administer aggressive environmental protection and conservation efforts. Former Governor William T. Cahill appointed Richard J. Sullivan as the first commissioner.

Since that day, NJDEP began a role to manage natural resources and solve pollution problems. In what started with about 1,400 employees in five divisions, NJDEP now has a staff of approximately 2,900 and is a leader in the country for its pollution prevention efforts and innovative environmental management strategies.

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There is always another solution if you bother to try........https://patch.com/new-jersey/brick/happy-ending-brick-swan-was-be-euthanized ie killing of foxes at IBSP and killing of beavers that cause issues. They should be relocated not killed!
I am writing to let you know that East Point Lighthouse is an important historical point if interest in South Jersey. My grandfather and great grandfather were keeper of the lighthouse. It as well as many historical places in the most southern part of the state are left out of financial aid. It is of utmost importance that we not only fund these but other historical places throughout the state. Many are in disrepair and have to beg for funding. Please help keep these landmarks open for future generations. With out our history and historical places we are nothing.
As a Pitman community we would like to express our concern about the dead fish at Glen Lake whose water has evidently been compromised by the township construction company responsible for removing and replacing the curbs and blacktops on the streets bounding the lake. The drains on the surrounding curbs have signs in the shape of fish stating “NO DUMPING”. This construction company has been seen washing their equipment near the drains and being indiscriminate with their craftsmanship making them responsible for harming and killing the wildlife of Pitman. I saw a bunch of dead fish (sunny, goldfish, minnows, catfish, koi and carps) in the bottom of the dam. This is completely appalling and I fear for the safety of the wildlife in the surrounding area due to the contaminated water.
Can you please guide to where these sites are in accordance with 39:3C-3.1 "Off Road Recreational Fund"?
Hoping this prediction of the tides won't be too severe.Want to share this for my New Jersey friends.Thanks.
Hopefully this won't be too severe. Hoping my New Jersey friends will be able to prepare for this.
So are "Listen to all sides," and Be transparent and honest with the public" NOT part of your professed principles anymore?! Asking for an entire community you've kept in the dark about the new parking lot you're racing to put in atop the superfund site on Route 29 along the Frenchtown/Kingwood border.
The State of NJ is tearing down their abandoned office building at 369 S. Warren Street downtown, with no attempt to contain the asbestos being released by their work. Taxpayers were told that these buildings had to be abandoned partially due to asbestos contamination, so we all know what's involved here. I have reached out to the mayor, health and environmental officers in Trenton. I also sent a complaint to the NJDEP, and an email to [email protected] with the photos I attach here. The second photo is from the demolition of their attached greenhouse a few weeks ago, it shows ropes of dangling asbestos with no attempt at containment. I have personally experienced the nightmare of asbestos remediation in NJ, albeit it on a much smaller residential scale, while selling my father's home. There was tenting, air locks, crime scene tape, HazMat suits and a big bill. The NJ DEP was there every step of the way. Where are you now? This dangerous contaminant is raining down on downtown, Mill Hill, Luther Arms and Kingsbury. THE NJDEP must step in. Marge Miccio 410 Market St. Trenton, NJ 08611
This cobra has no fangs! The DEP has allowed Aspen Construction, PA to repeatedly violate their own rules and act with impunity while destroying the wetlands at 4 Kates Tract in Mount Holly, NJ. Neighbors have repeatedly call the emergency hotline about them to no avail. They have been sent pictures of them digging with a long reach backhoe in the Rancocas Creek and a several acre pond during turtle breeding season. Dumping unknown chemicals into the same pond. Removing massive amounts of old growth trees from the wetlands and more! The most egregious so far is spreading 4 large dump trucks of historic fill in a 100% flood zone a few hundred yards upstream from the Municipal Water Pumping Station and this past week dumping 14 small dump trucks of fill into the wetland/ vernal pond; we think to build a DIY septic. NO ONE even bothered to even investigate this time; and on Earth Day of all days! They have repeatedly been cited but they now know the DEP isn't going to stop them and they have become emboldened in their destruction. After all that historic fill floods into the public drinking water don't bother saying no one told you!
North Wildwood at 2nd and JFK BLVD.. keeps getting worse. We love our Tourist and Newcomers buying up our Realestate. How will NJ as a whole survive financially if the bottomline$$$$$ drops out??!